Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) Review

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) Review

It’s taken nine years to summon up the courage to crawl back to Basin ‘Sin’ City, and the old town hasn’t changed much in the intervening years. Oh, sure, Clive Owen looks a lot like Josh Brolin now and I’m not sure Miho is the same (Jamie Chung replacing Devon Aoki) but the city still ..

Lincoln (2012) Review

Lincoln (2012) Review

Lincoln sees Spielberg and Day Lewis explore Honest Abe’s finest -and final – hours It would appear the general scholarly consensus is that “Lincoln” is a reasonably accurate retelling of the final four months of Abraham Lincoln’s life and in particular his efforts to get the 13th Amendment through the House of Representatives, which is ..

Project Power (2020) needed a slightly stronger dosage.

Project Power (2020) needed a slightly stronger dosage.

I’ve been playing a lot of “Infamous: Second Son” recently, which really put me in the right mindset to enjoy Netflix’s latest bid to kick-start a blockbuster movie franchise. Drawing inspiration from “X-Men”, “Limitless” and half-a-dozen other existing titles, “Project Power” plays its well-thumbed cards well, even if the deck is worn. In the near ..

The Walk (2015) Review

The Walk (2015) Review

Robert Zemeckis’ film retells the true story of French high wire artist Philippe Petit who realised his dream to carry out a daring (and completely illegal) high wire walk between the two towers of the World Trade Centre in New York. As you’d expect from Zemeckis, technical wizardry abounds in this movie, from the judicious use ..

Premium Rush (2012) Review

Premium Rush (2012) Review

Premium Rush (2012) Review It’s a bit of a tough sell: a thriller about a bicycle courier being chased through New York by guys in cars with guns but “Premium Rush” manages to pull it off thanks to a winning, high energy lead performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and snappy direction from David Koepp who keeps ..

Smoke the bowls with boughs of holly, it’s my The Night Before (2015) Review

Smoke the bowls with boughs of holly, it’s my The Night Before (2015) Review

If the sentimentality of “Christmas With The Coopers” doesn’t get your fairy lights twinkling and the spooky shenanigans of “Krampus” leave your pudding more duff than plum, perhaps bawdy festive comedy “The Night Before” will put the snap back in your Christmas cracker. From the director and stars of “50/50”, “The Night Before” tells the ..